• Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

“Savior” is a 1998 drama film directed by and starring , , and . The movie follows Joshua Rose (), a former U.S. Marine and veteran of the Gulf War, who travels to Bosnia during the height of the war in the 1990s to find his wife and son, who are believed to be missing.

In Bosnia, Joshua finds himself caught up in the conflict and becomes disillusioned by the atrocities he witnesses committed by both sides. After a series of events, he ends up saving a young boy, named Fidel (Nedim Prohic), from a group of soldiers who were about to execute him. Joshua takes the boy under his wing and becomes his protector, as they navigate through the war-torn country trying to survive and avoid danger.

As Joshua and Fidel journey through the war-torn landscape, they encounter a variety of characters, including a French journalist named Dominique (), who is documenting the war, and a Serbian soldier named Goran (), who becomes an unexpected ally to Joshua and Fidel.

Through his experiences in Bosnia, Joshua undergoes a transformation and begins to question his beliefs about war and violence. He becomes determined to protect Fidel and keep him safe, despite the dangers they face.

The film was praised for its powerful performances and its unflinching portrayal of the brutality and horror of war. It was also noted for its complex exploration of the moral and ethical dilemmas faced by soldiers and civilians during times of conflict. “Savior” was nominated for several awards, including the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by
Produced by Janet Yang
Written by Robert Orr
Starring , , , , ,
Music by David Robbins
Cinematography Ian Wilson
Edited by Ian Crafford Gabriella Cristiani
Initial Entertainment Group
Distributed by Lions Gate Films
Release date November 20, 1998
Running time 103 minutes
Country United States
Language English & Serbo-Croatian
Budget USD$ 10,000,000 (est.)

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